Recent Update

  • Kathmandu Declaration 2019, Document of International Conference on Protection of Rights of the Migrant Worker Link
  • Speech delivered by Justice Anup Raj Sharma, Hon. Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, Nepal in the inaugural session of the International Conference on Protection of Rights of the Migrant Workers Link
  • Welcome Speech delivered by Justice Prakash Osti, Hon. Commissioner, National Human Rights Commission, Nepal in the inaugural session of the International Conference on Protection of Rights of the Migrant Workers 12 – 14 November 2019. Link
  • View Inaugural Ceremony Photo Link
  • View Session Photos of International Conference on Protection of Rights of the Migrant Workers #migrantworkersconf2019 Link

About Conference

Migration is one of the important global phenomena. Diverse and multiple challenges have been witnessed in migration governance. The adoption of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) by the United Nations General Assembly on 19 December 2018 has provided a comprehensive policy framework for international migration governance and its improved management at the global, regional and national levels. The GCM provides a broad, cooperative and collaborative framework aiming to facilitate safe, regular, managed migration, while minimizing the incidence and adverse effects of irregular migration through international cooperation. It intends to reduce the risks and vulnerabilities migrants face at different stages of migration by respecting, protecting and fulfilling their human rights and providing them with care and assistance they deserve. Read More

Objectives

  • Assessing the major challenges and opportunities to protect the rights of the migrant workers in south-south migration, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Suggesting measures to implement the broader objectives of the GCM through a cooperative framework.
  • Strengthening the Inter-NHRIs cooperation with multi-stakeholder approach in respect to rights protection.
  • Enhancing partnership and cooperation for more effective policy and measures with particular focus on fair and responsible recruitment and access to justice, including effective complaint procedure.


Conference Themes

  • Migration Governance and the Rights of Migrant Workers.
  • Promoting Practice of Fair and Responsible Recruitment.
  • Issues on Irregular Migration.
  • Ensuring Access to Justice for Migrant Workers.
  • Inter-NHRIs cooperation in protection and promotion of rights of the migrant worker.


Office Bearers of NHRC Nepal

Justice Anup Raj Sharma

Justice Prakash Osti

Mr. Sudip Pathak

Ms. Mohna Ansari

Mr. Govinda Sharma Paudyal

Mr. Bed Prasad Bhattarai

Session Chairs

Ms. Aminath Eenas

Professor Bongani Christopher Majola

Dr. Carlos Alfonso Negret Mosquera

Ms. Kagwiria Mbogori

Dr.Er. Mohammed Saif A. A. Al-Kuwari

Tan Sri Othman Bin Hashim

Speakers

Ms. Alcestis Abrera Mangahas

Ms. Andrea Kämpf

Mr. Deepak Dhital

Ms. Maria Nenette A. Motus, M.D.

Mr. William Gois

Panelists

Mr. Bernardo Cocco

Dr. Binda Pandey

Professor Fatima Ayed A. Al-Rashidi

Dr. Ganesh Gurung

Ms. Leah C. Tanodra-Armamento

Mr. Laxman Basnet

Mr. Lee Cheol Woo

Dato’ Sri M. Ramachelvam

Mr. Nirmal Raj Kafle

Dr. Nomita Halder ndc

Dr. Mohamed El Hachimi

Dr. Pia Oberoi

Ms. Rekha Sharma

Mr. Sarat Das

Mr. Shabari Nair

Mr. Sushil Pyakurel

Mr. Shom Luitel

Mr. Umesh Dhungana

Moderator

Mr. Gauri Pradhan

Atty. Homero Matthew P. Rusiana

Dr. Jeevan Baniya

Ms. Natalie Greenfield

Ms. Sharu Joshi

Publication

Migrant Workers' Rights and NHRC Nepal's Initiative (Brochure), 2075

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Human Rights Situation of Nepalese Migrant Workers (Observations and Monitoring Report)

International Conference on the Rights of Migrant Workers, 2012

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NHRC Nepal Initiatives on Protection of Human Rights of Migrant Wokers (Nepali Version)

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Situation on Migrant Workers (Research Report) 2019

(Nepali Version)

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Conference Venue

Soaltee Crowne Plaza

Tahachal, Kathmandu, Nepal